Dear Chris Christie: You’re a Hypocrite and an Embarrassment to Your Country

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie showed his true cowardly, self-serving nature true colors on Friday when he endorsed current GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump. When you get right down to it, one arrogant blowhard endorsing another shouldn’t be a shock to anyone.



But for Christie to do this is extremely hypocritical considering some of the comments the New Jersey governor has made about Trump during this election. Some as recently as just a few weeks ago.

Here are a few quotes Talking Points Memo put together:

“What’s that tell you about what we can expect if things go sideways when you go into the Oval Office? What are you going to do? Just go upstairs to the residence and say I’m not playing? You know, Vladimir Putin isn’t being nice to me, I’m not going to return his phone call? The press isn’t being nice to me, I’m not going to hold any more press conferences?” (Christie’s comments about Trump skipping the Fox News debate prior to Iowa)

“We do not need to endorse that type of activity, nor should we. You do not need to be banning Muslims from the country. That’s, in my view, that’s a ridiculous position and one that won’t even be productive.”

“Showtime is over. We are not electing an entertainer-in-chief. Showmanship is fun, but it is not the kind of leadership that will truly change America.”

“This makes no sense. I’ve met President Nieto a number of times. I don’t think if we present him with a bill he’s going to pay for it. This is not negotiation of a real estate deal, OK? This is international diplomacy, and it’s different.” (Christie’s comments concerning Trump’s instance that he’ll make Mexico pay for his “wall.”)

“I tell everybody who goes to a Donald Trump event, if you get to ask a question, just ask him ‘how?’ I don’t care which of the things he talks about just ask him, ‘How? How?'”

“He shouldn’t be making fun of people with disabilities. It’s just not worthy of someone running for the president of the United States.”

Christie also called b.s. on Trump’s 9/11 “thousands and thousands” of Muslims celebrating in New Jersey comments and called his policy on Syria “painfully naive.”

So, you have Christie clearly implying that Trump isn’t fit to be the president; that his foreign policy is “painfully naive”; called him an “entertainer-in-chief”; mocked Trump’s instance that the Mexican government will pay to build a border wall; and admitted that Trump’s rhetoric is pure nonsense not based on reality by imploring people to ask him how he would fulfill any of the ridiculous promises he’s made during his campaign.



Yet… he just endorsed him.

The reason Christie endorsed Trump is simple: He’s a coward and a hypocrite who’s only looking out for himself.

Make no mistake about it, Chris Christie didn’t endorse Donald Trump because his opinion about him has changed. He endorsed Trump because he’s latching on to the current frontrunner and the candidate he thinks is most likely to give him a position in his Cabinet if he were to become the Republican nominee and go on to win in November. This “endorsement” isn’t about Christie thinking Trump is fit to be our Commander-In-Chief, it’s about him looking out for his own self-interests.

So, at the end of the day the “straight-talking, I tell it like it is” Chris Christie exposed himself as nothing more than someone who’s willing to sell his own dignity to ride on the coattails of a presidential candidate he clearly doesn’t think has any business running this country.




Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • John Andrew Schmanek

    Trump is Modern Liberal made. You silly lefties are stumped by Trump but you made him with your dishonest tyranny. He is the reaction to you being out of line. He is as outrageous as you are. Sad thing is he knows what he is doing and you don’t even realize what you are doing. It is the laws of physics-reaction to action. I am neither a fan of Trump or you as most even reasoned people should be. But the high emotions which are a reaction to your degradation of reason also over-ride the logic of those whose reason is needed. Trump is your mess leftist, and it seems you are too clueless to clean it up by cleaning up your own act.

    • bohemio

      Lame excuse to disguise your disappointment of Trump destroying your party and any chance he has of beating any of the Dem candidates for POTUS, wingnut. I can offer you some some cheese with that whine, though.

      • John Andrew Schmanek

        It’s too bad that i don’t have a party and you do not know that because that fact renders your reply silly. I am quite sure your delusion includes you having a party and thinking everyone else is so shallow thinking that they need to have a party to have an opinion. The problem in this country is the same problem you have here that too many people’s ideas and opinions and values are not transcending superficial party designations. Your shallow thinking prevents you from seeing how true what i wrote is. But you just go on not thinking deeper then just assigning party status to others so you can decide to like or hate them. It is such a pain to put more thought into things then that, isn’t it?

      • Ok smart guy who are you supporting for president? If you are supporting Trump that makes you a republican’t.

      • John Andrew Schmanek

        Did you really read what i wrote and then still think that I might be voting for Trump?

        Or maybe you just didn’t really read what i wrote.

        I generally don’t support one person for president. I do not enter cults of personality. I certainly don’t stick to one party or group or ideology. I have my evolving ideals and my principals and values. Individual issues matter. Emotionalisms don’t. Anger, revenge, hatred, envy, I keep them far as possible from the voting process for me. I use logic, reason and pragmatism. So when an election rolls around i vote when the time comes and make the best choice according to all those things and not to a party or personality.

        Here in PA we cannot vote in primaries unless we have a party designation on our registration and then we have to vote in that party’s primary only. The primaries are held late enough by this state that they almost don’t even matter. But prior to the deadline to do so, I will designate a party if I feel the best strategy would be to vote in that primary. But sometimes that does not really matter. As late as our primary is, it mostly doesn’t.

      • JestersTear

        You’re a lying sack of crap. Your rants show you’re a Republican through and through as all you do is blame everything on the left.

      • John Andrew Schmanek

        “Your a lying sack of crap.”
        And you just gave away how low your intelligence is.

      • JestersTear

        you want to hurl insults at people, you get insulted back. Act like an adult if you want to get treated like one.

      • John Andrew Schmanek

        Still have nothing, do you?

      • JestersTear

        I have all the points you originally ignored in order to hurl more insults at me, little man. Once again, thanks for telling me I’m “right over the target.”

      • John Andrew Schmanek

        You don’t have points. You have simple minded labeling. Your whole argument consist of trying to label me a republican. Your whole argument is one of simple labeling. You are a tremendous failure and now a parrot. This is the bulk of most of the argument silly leftist have-simple minded labeling. Name calling. Categorizing. Labeling.

        Nothing. You have nothing.

      • JestersTear

        I said much more than that, and thank you for continuing to ignore it and insulting me more, admitting once again that i’m right. You must really feel guilty to keep admitting it like that, most people would have stopped after admitting it the first time.

      • John Andrew Schmanek

        So you really are in denial. The denial parrot. interesting.

      • JestersTear

        More insults, another admission that you were wrong. Thanks again!

      • John Andrew Schmanek

        So your last several responses consisted of calling names and just repeating me. And you tell me i should be an adult. Ha! You are in third grade. Why not step up to the plate and rebut my post about wealth redistribution. Because you can’t. You only have third grade material left.

        The left is a joke. You can’t rebut that fact.

        You ( you meaning the bulk of silly leftist) talk about obamacare and give the main reason for it because people who do not have insurance go to the emergency room and do not pay their bills and cause everyone else – taxpayers foot the bill and that is wrong. So we must force everyone to buy health insurance, that is just being fair. Yet you also want to let unlimited illegal immigrants and refugees in the country and give them benefits and healthcare that the taxpayers will have to foot the bill because that is the fair thing to do. Only someone lacking and logic and reason could make both of these arguments. This is just the tip of the iceberg of the fallacious foundation of the leftist ideology.

      • JestersTear

        I’m happy that you continue to admit that you were wrong, but I’d much rather you actually address the points. You don’t get answers to your points when you refuse to answer mine.

        Keep proving that I’m right over the target with your third grade material.

      • 1968_Camaro

        Pathetic.

      • John Andrew Schmanek

        You are obvious one of them silly lefties whose only argument is to simply label things with some pejorative or insult or putdown. Lefties are very good at labeling. Hollow meaningless labeling. Because behind it they have no honest logic or reasoning.

    • Nancy B

      LOL! What kind of dressing do you suggest to go with that silly word salad?

      • John Andrew Schmanek

        How about a nice dose of wake-up for you.

      • Nancy B

        Well, that might help. I was snoozing before reaching the end of your post.

      • John Andrew Schmanek

        So out of defense you wish to be insulting toward me. So what is it that you are trying to defend? Probably what you should be focusing on. Also shows i am directly over the target. Good stuff.

      • JestersTear

        Funny watching someone whine about being insulted when he was nothing but insulting to start with. By your logic, you have admitted you were wrong. Thanks!

      • John Andrew Schmanek

        When someone speaks the truth about your ideology and you find that insulting, it is time to change your ideology. Yes that is possible, you can change your ideology to suit logic and learning. In fact, if your continue on the same ideology and it does not evolve, then your ideology is most likely in error.

        By the way i did not say i was insulted. Largely because that is true, I wasn’t. The words “good stuff” was my indicator that I was not insulted. I said “Out of defense you wish to be insulting” – wish as that was nancy B.’s intent, to bad that wish did not come true.

        I was complimented because again, it was confirmed I am directly over the target. Your response also confirms this.

      • Nancy B

        Being that “silly lefties” was in the 2nd sentence of your post, you don’t have much room for that sort of sanctimony. I was defending nothing, because there wasn’t anything of substance in your post to defend. Nothing factual to debate.

      • John Andrew Schmanek

        Lefties are silly. The whole left should be ridiculed. As soon as you enter the world of facts and logic it becomes patently clear. In fact the whole democratic party has been infiltrated and taken over by marxist influenced crack pots. A deep look and any of the points of their ideology points this out.

        Case in point : wealth redistribution. From the get go if they had true intelligence they would know the true definition of wealth and realize that is cannot be distributed or redistributed. But putting that flaw aside the whole premise is built upon another fallacy. They feel they have to redistribute the wealth because rich people have too much and poor people have too little. And the poor people have to little because the rich has it all. They are talking about money ( which isn’t wealth but again, never mind that) and think that it is in such a finite state that if some people have a lot and hold onto it, that makes it so there is not enough to get to the poor people. As if you go to bank somedays and try and cash a check and they say “sorry, we can’t cash this today, we are out of money because too many wealthy people are holding onto theirs.” But it does not work that way. Money represents labor and if you are short you need more labor. And if you get more labor you get more money. You do not fix the economy by spreading the same money thinner, that only makes the economy weaker. You do not fix the economy by spending more government money because that creates a larger debt which is poverty creation and also hurts the economy.

        Now the whole concept of wealth distribution is so illogical that anybody who believes it deserves the title silly and crackpot. It is nothing more then a concept designed to create class envy and enslave it’s believers.

        But feel free to try and insult me and falsely claim I have no substance.

      • JohnEffKerry

        Nancy, that wasn’t word salad. You don’t understand what he said because you are a moonbat.

      • Nancy B

        Oh, I think I get most of the gist of his screed.
        Trump has risen as a populist because his followers are reacting to a belief that Democrats, by their policies and beliefs, have somehow ruined (their perception of) how America and its government should be operating. And the Dems are so dumb, they can’t recognize that it’s their policies that have caused this reaction. Am I close?

        It was just the hyperbole, redundancy and (mostly) the inability to string together coherent sentences that caused my “word salad” comment.

        His opinion is hilariously ludicrous, by the way, when much of the Trump support is also a reaction to the Republican party status quo.

        Rather than responding in ad hominen, it would have been helpful to clarify his argument, for me and those who agreed with me. that is, if you actually understood it yourself.

    • michael

      I have been saying that ever since he jumped in. He’s there own making. They chose to be obstructionists for 7 long years and at every turn said they were not going to let our President do his job. Well this is what you get. A pissed of electorate. And they can’t even see it now. “we’re not even going to give Obama a vote on SCOTUS. Oh what fools they continue to be.
      Good for them it is what they get.

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    • joerossi

      No John, Trump is the resulting mess created by letting the Tea Party destroy any chance of a moderate, intelligent Republican ever being able to get the nomination. The 2016 Republican field demonstates this truth admirably.

      • John Andrew Schmanek

        Moderate Republican? You mean somebody that is willing to be moderate about the Bill of Rights? Compromise on Free speech- you can have limited free speech? On The right to be armed and protect oneself – You can ask the government’s permission before you exercise a inalienable right? Compromise on private property – you own what you earn until the government decides to just take it? Moderate on religious freedom – you are free to practice your religion as long as you do it where no one can see you? Moderate republican that will let the debt grow a little less uncontrollably? Moderate freedom and liberty? Politically Correct? Get to keep some of what you earn as long as you are not too successful?

        Let us get right to the heart of the matter – what about liberty are you so scared about joerossi? What about it can’t you handle? How do you reconcile the concept of limited freedom? How can people who do not harm the rights of others have their own rights striped away?

        The Tyranny of the left.

      • joerossi

        What are you so scared of? Why do you think your rights are more important than anyone elses?

        “Home of the Brave”…yeah right..lol

    • JestersTear

      Wow, the stupidity is amazing. Are you sure you’re not a Trump supporter? You certainly sound like one of his sheep.

      Trump’s popularity is GOP made. They have sown the seeds of hatred, racism and xenophobia (I’ll wait while you go look the big word up) for the past 8 years now, and Trump took advantage of that. Frankenstein’s Monster is loose, and the GOP realizes there’s nothing they can do to clean up the mess they created.

  • JohnEffKerry

    From the people who are going to nominate Hilly or Bernie! No small drop of irony there, huh Libbies?! Snort!

    • 1968_Camaro

      May God heal you of the hate greed and selfishness that is poisoning your soul. Conservatism is evil.

      • JohnEffKerry

        There is nothing more greedy than big government.
        As far as evil, Socialist governments have killed more people in the last 100 years than all wars in human history.

      • 1968_Camaro

        Erroneous.

      • JohnEffKerry

        Fascism is governmental control of the means of production, just like Socialism, just like Communism. Social Democracy is a made-up term to make Liberals feel good about themselves.

      • 1968_Camaro

        Hahahahaha. Word salad. Socialism can be of the extreme variety which is communism. There ARE social democracies that combine elements of socialism with capitalism and democracy. Successful nations such as Sweden use this very effective model. You are a simpleton who needs to learn more. I’ll tell my friends about your dumb remarks for a good laugh.

  • Theses G

    Trump has zero chance of winning the swing states

    • SKV2

      I hope you’re right, but nobody ever went broke underestimating the American public….

  • SKV2

    Bullies are always cowards. Always.